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I have a very droll sense of humor that best shows itself when I've been up a while or I'm suffering from some form of respiratory illness, or both.

I used to be ambivalent, but now I'm just amused. Or something like that.

I would just like to note that I have never come across the Brian Eno node while hitting the Random Node link. AUP, yes, twice, but not the Brian Eno one unless deliberately clicking on something that would take me there.

Here's my recipe for the best apple pie ever. (At least, I think it's tasty.)

French Apple Pie
This is apple pie with the "a la mode" built right in.

1 egg
1 cup (1/2 pint) dairy sour cream, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Dash salt
2-1/2 cups finely chopped, peeled cooking apples (2 to 3 apples)
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon juice
1 unbaked Standard pastry crust

Crumb topping, see below.

Crumb Topping:
1/4 cup (or 1 or 1/2) stick butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 450F (232C). Beat egg in a large bowl; blend in sour cream, sugar, flour, vanilla, and salt. Fold in apple and lemon juice. Pour into Standard pastry crust, and bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350F (177C) and bake 30 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown. While pie is baking, prepare Crumb Topping. Sprinkle topping over pie and bake 15 minutes longer. Serve warm or cool. Makes 6 to 8 servings per pie.

Crumb Topping:
Cut butter into sugar, flour and cinnamon. Electric mixer can be used.

Double the recipe and use a deep dish pie crust.
Cover the crust with strips of aluminum foil or crust protectors until the last 30 minutes or so of baking so that it won't burn.